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  Dynamic prediction modelling in Parkinson’s disease
  Dr D McLernon, Dr A Macleod
Applications accepted all year round

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1. Background to the project. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive, disabling, neurodegenerative disorder which is common in the elderly.
  Enhancing young people’s cooking and food skills to investigate impact on food engagement, knowledge, skill confidence and diet quality
  Prof M Dean, Prof C Elliott
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. The possession and application of cooking and food skills have numerous health benefits including a greater diet quality, weight control and even longevity of life.
  Explore novel feeding strategies to reduce ammonia emissions from ruminants and improve their productivity
  Dr K Theodoridou, Dr G Arnott
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Agriculture is the dominant source of ammonia (NH3) emissions in N. Ireland, across the UK and throughout the world.
  How does biodiversity contribute to multiple forms of stability in stressed marine invertebrate communities?
  Prof M Emmerson, Dr S Helyar, Dr P Caplat
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. We now know that biodiversity is important because different species simultaneously contribute to multiple ecosystem processes through time and space (Gamfeldt et al.
  Optimising behaviour change initiatives for food waste prevention
  Prof A Longo, Prof G Hutchinson
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Annually, an estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food for human consumption is wasted worldwide, or one third of total food production.
  Quantifying the effects of environmental change using multi-level phylogenetically controlled meta-analyses
  Dr H Kunc, Dr D Jennings
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Anthropogenically driven environmental changes affect our planet at an unprecedented scale and are considered to be a key threat to a sustainable future.
  Sustainable Wildlife Management: Socio-Economics Drivers & Implications of Conservation
  Dr M Bozzola, Dr J Houghton
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Wildlife conservation of endangered species has been a growing concern all over the world, as human populations grow and their need for space and resources multiplies.
  Systems analysis of the impact of microplastics in the marine environment
  Prof G Hardiman, Dr B Green
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. One Health is an emerging paradigm that recognizes that the health and well-being of humans, animals and ecosystems are interconnected.
  The relative importance of different species traits for predicting invasion success and impact - a sensitivity analysis approach
  Dr K Farnsworth, Dr I Capellini
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. The overall aim of this project is to develop a better understanding of the factors making a potential invader most dangerous.
  The rice paddy microbiome and its impact on plant mineral nutrition
  Dr C Meharg, Prof A Meharg
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Rice is an important cereal crop.
  Uncovering the Hidden Human Milk Microbiome
  Dr S Cameron, Prof S Huws, Dr J Megaw
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Until recently, human milk (HM) was considered to be sterile and free of microorganisms in healthy mothers. We are now beginning to understand the importance of the microbiome of HM and its role in developing the naïve immune system of new-born babies.
  Use of remote sensing data to develop behavioural profiles for global change scenarios
  Dr D M Scantlebury, Dr N Marks
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Habitat loss, human encroachment and climate change are affecting biodiversity globally. Understanding how species can survive under increasingly adverse conditions will be key to protecting their persistence.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Analysing and recommending personalised care pathways for multimorbid patients with the use of artificial intelligence techniques
  Research Group: Centre for Medical Informatics
  Dr A Manataki, Dr D Wake, Dr S Cunningham
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Multimorbidity is one of the biggest challenges that health services are facing in the UK and worldwide. Care for people living with multiple conditions accounts for over half of the costs of primary and secondary care in the UK, and the number of these patients is rising.
  Precision Medicine DTP – Using Omics to Understand the Genes and Pathways Underlying Alcohol Use Disorder
  Research Group: Centre of Genomic and Experimental Medicine
  Dr K Evans, Dr T-K Clarke, Dr S Glerup
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a chronic relapsing brain disease characterised by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state when not using alcohol.
  Precision Medicine DTP – A novel data integration method for cellular social networks within self-organising multicellular systems
  Research Group: Institute of Stem Cell Research
  Dr G Blin, Dr L Schumacher, Dr A Tsanas
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. The quantification and interrogation of how the cells organise and interact with their environment is fundamental for advancing developmental biology, cancer research, pharmaceutics and medical diagnostics.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Accurate methods for rare variant calling in low-coverage cancer exome sequencing data
  Research Group: Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  Dr G Stracquadanio, Dr G Sanguinetti
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. High-throughput sequencing technologies enabled the characterization of the genomic landscape of many tumours (1,2).
  Precision Medicine DTP - Developing Personalised Precision Medical Approaches for Paediatric Intensive Care through Data Informatics and Machine Learning on the Impact of Acute Clinical and Physiological Phenotypes on Outcome
  Dr J Escudero Rodriguez, Dr T Lo, Dr L Moss
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Routine clinical practice generates a large amount of data that is under-used for research and quality improvement[1].
  Modelling the agriculture-deforestation interface in the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado biomes
  Dr P Alexander
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. Mathematical modelling will be used to understand the dynamics of land use change and agricultural intensification and deforestation related to beef cattle and soybean production in Brazil.
  Precision Medicine DTP - Large-Scale Data-Driven Lung Cancer Diagnostics using Time-Resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy (TRFS)
  Dr S Seth, Dr KD Dhaliwal, Dr M Khadem
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Pulmonary nodules are common, often incidental, findings on chest CT scans. The investigation of pulmonary nodules is, however, time-consuming and often leads to protracted follow-up with ongoing radiological surveillance.
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